Canada Obama weighs in on federal election, urges Canadians to vote Trudeau
Young Winnipeg woman with days to live urges Canadians to vote
A Winnipeg woman with a terminal illness is using her last days to urge Canadians to vote.Maddison Yetman, 18, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only days to live.
OTTAWA — Former U.S. president Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
In a message on Twitter, Obama says the world needs progressive leadership and he hopes Canadians will give Trudeau another term as prime minister.
Obama says that while he was president he was proud to work with Trudeau and calls him a hard-working, effective leader who has taken on major issues like climate change.
18-year-old Winnipeg woman with terminal cancer casts 1st vote, urges others to do the same
When 18-year-old Maddison Yetman’s first chance to vote rolled around with the upcoming federal election, she wasn’t going to let anything get in her way — not even a sudden, terminal cancer diagnosis. And after casting her ballot on Saturday, Yetman wanted to take it one step further and urge other people to get out and vote. On Tuesday morning, she posted a video on Twitter describing how, despite being bedridden and having limited time to live, she still managed to get it done. "If I can find the time to vote, you can find the time to vote," Yetman says in the video before flipping to a sign that reads "#WhatsYourExcuse.
The former president's message lands with less than a week left in Canada's federal election campaign.
Trudeau and Obama quickly developed a close friendship after the Liberals won the 2015 election — and they appear to have maintained their bond even after the end of Obama's second presidential term in January 2017.
They had dinner together last spring at an Ottawa-area restaurant while Obama was in the capital to headline a speaking event in front of more than 11,000 paying attendees.
His victory speech barely over, Trudeau hits the métro for selfies, handshakes .
Continuing a practice begun four years ago when his Liberal Party formed a majority government, Prime minister Justin Trudeau returned to the Jarry métro Tuesday morning to thank constituents for their support. Though he had been giving a victory speech in downtown Montreal just a few hours before — after a vote that was finally counted well after midnight — the smiling Trudeau seemed energetic as he stood by the subway station escalator to shake hands and take selfies with early morning commuters. Métro riders were delighted to see him. “I am so happy you won,” one man said.
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